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Robert Vedder Fleming


Robert Vedder Fleming, American banker. Recipient several awards for service to Washington, latest being: Certificate of Merit. Commissioners of District of Columbia, 1953; Washington Board of Trade Man of Year, 1956; Central Business Association citation, 1960. Commander United States Navy Reserve, retired.


Fleming, Robert Vedder was born on November 3, 1890 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Robert Isaac and Bell (Vedder) Fleming.


Educated George Washington University, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1939.


Began with Riggs National Bank, Washington, 1907, assistant cashier, 1916-1920, cashier and secretary of board, 1920-1921, vice-president and cashier, 1921-1924, 1st vice president, 1924-1925, president, 1925-1935, president, Chairman of the Board, 1935-1955, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1955-1963, advisory Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive and trust and investment coms., since 1963. Director Julius Garfinckel & Company, Southern Railway Company, Chesapeake & Potomac Tel. Company, Hotel Waldorf Astoria Corporation, Pan American Airways, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York, Potomac Elec.

Power Company, Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway.


Member federal advisory council to Board governments Federal Reserve System, 5th Federal Reserve District, 1942-1945, 47-57, 2d vice president council, 1948-1949, vice president, 1950-1955, president, 1956-1957. Member Business Council. Member of committee economics development District of Columbia Treasurer National Republican Congressional Committee, since 1926.

Life trustee, chairman finance committee, Corcoran Gallery Art. Member National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission. Member American Bankers Association (president 1928-1929, past chairman, now.

Mason.; Clubs: Metropolitan, National Press, Alfalfa (president 1949).


Married Alice Listen Wright, November 27, 1912. Children: Alice Marie (Mistress.

Robert Isaac Fleming

Bell (Vedder) Fleming

Alice Listen Wright

Alice Marie (Mrs Fleming